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    Science Site

    I'm putting together a site where people can discuss their homebrew science projects... recruit members... write articles and share photos. So far only the forums are done but I was wondering what you guys thought about the design?

    Also... it doesn't display as nicely at 800x600... do you think it's worth my time to get it working in that resolution?

    http://homebrewscience.com

    Let me know your thoughts... thanks!

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    I like the icons for the sub forums.
    Nice touch.

    Are the forum header bars supposed to be grey at the ends?
    I am viewing in FF on a 1280 x 1024 res.
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    Edit: Removing double post. sorry.
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    Quote Originally Posted by daemonkin View Post
    I like the icons for the sub forums.
    Nice touch.
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    Quote Originally Posted by daemonkin View Post
    Are the forum header bars supposed to be grey at the ends?
    Yup... it's part of the style.

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    Ohhh, science. Sounds like fun!

    I like the icons, too. And I like the type you used for your logo. The blue type could be a little darker to contrast with the background a bit more.

    I signed up for your board. I'll give you more feedback as I use the board.
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    I really like the design. It's nice, clean and yet easy to navigate through. Thumbs up

    Also... it doesn't display as nicely at 800x600... do you think it's worth my time to get it working in that resolution?
    No! Most people nowdays use at least 1024x768. I don't think that you should bother yourself redoing it just for that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainB View Post
    No! Most people nowdays use at least 1024x768. I don't think that you should bother yourself redoing it just for that.
    While that may be true in most cases, the site is a forum and is likely going to have a plethora of users so I think getting it to work on an 800x600 resolution is key. I mean its already semi fluid. How much work can it possibly be? Just remove a few widths here and there.

    Your head is only about 760px wide so no need to even adjust that part.
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    It's a nice site, quick loading - good since users will use it for quick and acurate information.

    The only complaint I have is the header bars, I don't like the grey parts at the end. For me, it ruins the nice blue color scheme you've worked hard to achieve in this page.

    Other than that - Nice Site!
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    Wow... thanks for all the feedback! It's greatly appreciated.

    Quote Originally Posted by Karen S. Garvin View Post
    And I like the type you used for your logo.
    That's cool... I was little unsure about the type. I wanted to go for an old school SciFi / Mad Scientist look but I thought some people might not like it... or that it might clash too much with the rest of the site.

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    The only complaint I have is the header bars, I don't like the grey parts at the end. For me, it ruins the nice blue color scheme you've worked hard to achieve in this page.
    Yea I keep going back and forth on the grey headers thing... a couple other people have complained too... I may just get rid of them.

    As for the 800x600 issue... I'm still torn. I think my best bet is to watch the stats and if I get a big enough percentage showing up in that resolution then I'll start working on it. There isn't a whole lot to do... but the energy is better spent trying to get some content up at the moment.

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    looks good.

    When I first looked at it (before I read all the subsequent posts), I thought the grey ends to the header bar were waiting for you work out how to add rounded corners.

    So I suppose that means, to me, it looks unfinished at that part. If I were you I would try to make it work at 800x600 so that as said by Aero..., all sorts of users can access your forum.

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